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Pekes

Chiddingley, Hailsham, E. Sussex


Manor House, Gatehouse, Oasthouse and Cowsheds

Units: 5.     People per unit: 2-12.
Origin: Oasthouse and Cowsheds
Price guide: £1500 - £2120 per week.
Open: All year. Short breaks available.


Proprietor: Eva Morris
Address: "Pekes", 124 Elm Park Mansions, Park Walk, London SW10 0AR
Tel: 02073 528088      Fax. 02073 528125

Web site: www.pekesmanor.com

An agglomeration of unusual places to stay in the grounds of PEKES:- tudor manor house, gatekeepers lodge, cowsheds, an oast with its own jacuzzi and shared use of the exotic indoor heated swimming pool, sauna/jacuzzi, hard tennis court and extensive grounds.

The Oast was converted into a Dower House by Eva's grandfather and, like the other properties in the grounds, still feels very much part of a family home with ancestral portraits and heirlooms at every turn. An enormous picture of Eva's mother Jasmine looking unflappable, having paused mid-charleston for her portrait, adds a lively presence to the landing, off which are two roundel bedrooms.

The 90 yrs since their conversion, have allowed the various buildings to assume the character of gingerbread cottages, with none of the empty minimalist harshness of modern conversions. For instance the Cowsheds and the Oast share a similar quirkiness, with the cows now replaced by Corinthian columns, barrel vaulted ceilings and Delft tiled fireplaces.

 

Private parking without charge YesDebit cards accepted YesMini-breaks Yes
Daily cleaning (may be a charge) NoOpen Christmas and New Year YesLinen for hire only Yes
Pets accepted by arrangement YesCentral heating Yes Within 1/2 mile of public transport or will collect No

 


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